Chair in Geophysics at The University of Manchester

The University invites applications for the above post which is available immediately.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Manchester seeks an experienced, high quality candidate for a Chair in Geophysics who is already an established and leading scientist. A broad range of Geophysics expertise will be considered, including, for example, quantification and interpretation of sub-surface structures using geophysical methods, or application of InSAR techniques to examine surface processes or deep Earth core/mantle boundary processes. There is the potential for a joint appointment with our Department of Physics for candidates who bridge between physics and geophysics.

You will be expected to undertake teaching on the undergraduate/MSc Earth and Planetary Science, and Environmental Science pathways and conduct a programme of research which will enhance and complement the School’s existing research strengths.

Applicants must have a BEng or BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Geophysics, Physics, Earth Science or a related subject and hold a PhD in Earth Science or a related subject. 

Further criteria for the position are listed in the further particulars of the post.

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The School holds a Bronze Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance. Appointments will always be made on merit.

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Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Mike Burton, Head of Department


General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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